Post # 1
I’ve never heard of this. Unless it was a NYE or Halloween or V Day themed wedding, in which case I could see being asked to dress a certain way for the holiday for example, I can’t imagine being asked to dress in a specific color just to attend someone’s wedding!
Post # 3
@ebarnes0: While I couldn’t imagine actually going through with it.. I’d LOVE to see all my guests dressed in black and or white. Again, not going through with it because its awfully bossy.
Post # 4
i’d be so annoyed as a guest – it’s pretty obnoxious to ask people to wear something so particular, they’re adults, let them dress themselves!
Post # 5
It would be cool to see. I’d just never have the nerve to say, “wear ____ to my wedding” to all of my guests. Though if someone told me to wear something specific I really wouldn’t be offended.
Post # 6
@KC-2722: Honest I think saying “black and white attire only please” is fine…everyone has something black or white they can wear! You just can’t get upset when ladies come in white dresses haha!
I’m thinking more like…
“Bride and Groom request your presence at their wedding on the Fourth of July 2014. Dress code is formal with the color pallatte limited to shades of cornflower blue.”
Post # 7
I refuse to become a living decoration at someone’s wedding…that’s what centerpieces and backdrops are for.
Post # 8
I think many things in the wedding industry start out with the very wealthy or those in the entertainment business and then filter down to us plebeians.
Brides who want to “outdo” their friends and family are constantly searching for a new way to do so. Those brides will always find something.It’s up to their guests to give the a reality check.
Post # 9
It would be cool, but I’d never demand my guests to do that. I wouldn’t mind if I was asked to do it as a guest as long as it wasn’t something ridiculous.
Post # 10
Black and white events are one thing, most people have one or the other in their closet.
I do love how the whole post is about this, but she has no examples of the brides who asked for the matching colors in photos. The only photos she showed were of the ones where things seemed pretty normal.
Post # 11
I think it’s weird no matter what. I get general like formal/casual/cocktail whatever. Don’t ask me to wear a certain style (all females in dresses) or colour. I think that is insane!
This whole guests matching the wedding business is bizarre. Where I’m from most people make an effort NOT to dress in the wedding colours becuase no one wants to look like they are in the bridal party. Which didn’t stop my guests from wearing red (ugh).
Post # 12
We told people what our wedding colors are (cream, slate grey and cranberry) and they are more than welcome to wear 1 color or a combo of all three. The only thing we are seriously requesting is no all black. This is a celebration, not a funeral so dress accordingly.
Post # 13
@ebarnes0: That is a little crazy…I have been to a wedding were we were asked to wear boas and masks but the bride had a set up table where you could pick up both items 🙂
Post # 14
Being told how to dress as an adult is just weird. I can understand if it’s related to a celebration (i.e. halloween costumes, christmas sweaters, 80’s theme), but actually being told to wear a specific color for no particular reason seems odd.
Post # 15
I’ve heard of it before and still think it’s weird. Unless it’s a theme wedding, then it’s more like a costume party (like I’ve been to black and white parties, time period theme, holiday, etc).
If it was something else I’d be annoyed and depending on how hard it was to find a dress that color I could afford I might not attend. Weddings, while I love them, are already a pain. Travel, taking time off work, gifts….again I love weddings but they take time and money. You shouldn’t make it more difficult for your guests.
Post # 16
@Misswhowedding: The author annoys me, her show annoys me, etc etc. I hate her style of writing and I didn’t find the article INFORMATIVE other than the fact that this is apparently happening.
I bet she didn’t use their pictures because they’re paying her to do their weddings – I know I wouldn’t want my wedding picture on some HuffPo article criticizing it for the world to see, especially from the person I paid to do it!
But yeah. Anyways…I don’t care for the article…or her…but I was just shocked that this is apparently a thing haha!